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CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 3:00pm EST
2013? >> it's all about fiscal cliff, but today we got a piece of market moving news. the real lever at these banks right now is cost cutting. we got a very big announcement. if you listen to the presentations at goldman's financial services conference, you heard cost cutting as a theme across the board. you thaerd at bank of america. you heard it at pnc. of course, citi, the granddaddy of them all with 11,000 job cuts, really moves the needle. that will help earnings quite a bit next year. >> it's amazing. you see this rally in the financials, yet it's because people are being cut right before christmas, and that's unfortunate. >> you know how wall street works. it's all about the bottom line. >> how about business? not just wall street. >> wall street is all about the bottom line. i like to see this cost cutting that's taking place to increase earns and profitability. i also simultaneously want to see some top-line growth as well. i think that the banks are if search of some more top-line growth with different product performances. i kiepds of like more of the regional banks,
CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 3:00pm EST
approach the fiscal cliff and obviously as we continue to digest the fed news from yesterday >> what does that mean? how do you invest then? where are you seeing the real flows? >> well, i think a couple of things. i think ultimately, you know, u.s. domestic equities are still a place to be, still a risk-on appetite. although, like i said, there is probably a little more appetite for risk management or hedging of the flows so we're seeing interest in a lot of different areas. hedge fund replication, long/short equity strategies. a particular fund recently launched, mrgr, the pro shares merger fund, strategies like that, alternative strategies that provide you equity upside with long short protection on the downside as well. >> we were talking earlier, another down day following a fed meeting like we got in september, with you this time they are not exactly rushing to the safe havens either, are they? >> no, no. gold is o.you're seeing all of the sectors are off, reits, health care, you name it. >> what is that saying? >> in for some volatility. the vix isn't playing along but
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 3:00pm EST
fargo advisors. >>> now to the other news in washington today. just 19 days until the fiscal cliff deadline, and it still doesn't appear like we are making much progress. aemon javers with the latest. >> reporter: not making much progress. dualing press conferences, one group brought out a group of adoring children and the other group brought out santa claus. not a lot of action. jamie dimon was on our air earlier today on cnbc and says the economy is poised to take off if we get a deal here. take a listen. >> the table is set very well right now. corporations, middle market companies, small business in good shape. 5 million more people than working than four years ago, housing has turned the corner. let's just keep it going. >> reporter: bill, when is that economy going to take off? house republican aides talking about the possibility of actually being in session on christmas day? that's not a likelihood, but the fact that they are even talking about it gives you a sense that we're not anywhere close to a deal just now, bill. >> all right. thank you very much. heading towards the
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 3:00pm EST
bartiromo at the new york stock exchange. as we hurry toward the edges of the fiscal cliff, this market holding its breath. but holding up. >> yes, so far. technology one of the few bright spots with apple rebounding after that huge decline we saw yesterday. its worst day in four years. it's got everybody on wall street scratching their heads trying to figure out what the problem is with apple. at any rate, here's where we stands right now. sort of a meandering day for the markets. some economic data out this morning. the market responding to that. then a sideways move after that. the nasdaq benefitting from the rebound in technology yesterday. up 11.5 points on the thatnasda. the s&p is also trading higher. there it is. up 2.5 points on the s&p. >> meanwhile, bullish sentiment at an eight-month high right now. equity allocation is still at the lowest level of the year according to the american association of individual investors survey that was out this weekend. stock in a wait-and-see mode. totally understandable until these fiscal issues are resolved. >> but don't just sit on your ha
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 3:00pm EST
washington continues to look for some kind of a deal on the fiscal cliff. >> some kind being the operative words. hello everyone, again. maria is going to be back tomorrow but in the meantime you're stuck with me. let's see what the markets are up to today. the dow holding marginally above water. as for the nasdaq and the s&p, let's get a check on those two as well. they've been kind of positive today, but not superbly so. at least it is a positive start to the trading week. >> now, forget about the number of days -- shopping days until christmas. we're talking about 13 and a half trading days after today how to position your money ahead of what might or might not happen with the fiscal cliff deal. are we ready to go? let's find out how you should be investing. everybody's looking at me like i should not be saying something right now. okay. everybody's there. mandy? >> okay. joining us now we have a cast of thousands. dan mcmahon from raymond james. nathan backrat. and our very own rick santelli. thank you for joining us today. nathan, let's start with you. so 13 and a half tradi
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm EST
. stock prices on wall street modestly higher today i did spite no sign of a deal on the fiscal cliff. take a look how we're settling out this thursday afternoon on wall street. the industrial average at 13,074. the s&p up just a fraction. will the markets get a boost from another cash infusion? ben pace says he's expecting the federal reserve to announce another round of stimulus at the meeting next week. is that what the markets really want right now? ben pace joins me along with chris heize and rick santelli. ben, let's talk fed policy. you think the fed announces qe-4 next week? >> i think it's the fact the twist operation is ending at the ends of the year, and they don't feel compelled to incrementally tighten that. that means it has to be replaced. that's the qe-4, the fact they'll continue to buy to continue to be just as easy as they've been since the september 16th qe- 3 announcement. >> so you think it's a continuation. what's the impact on the market, do you think? is it priced in? are we expecting that? what do you think? >> i think it's generally priced in. the thing that
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2012 3:00pm EST
more than $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts kick in. the fiscal cliff potentially sending the economy into recession. the fear of the cliff. is that putting a veil over your eyes and pretending you seeing good news that could make better trades for your portfolio? you need to see the forest for the trees. to help do that, liz saunders in a fox business exclusive, charles schwab's vice president and chief investment strategist. what is the biggest mistake that the investor is making right now as it pertains to navigating that very rocky fiscal cliff landscape? >> they are trying to trade around perceived outcomes. that is fairly treacherous. we don't get a sense that a lot of investors are doing that -- [talking over each other] liz: there were buying in on the dips because they are trading around he headlines. >> there's a lot of tax related strategy happening right now, many of which make a lot of sense, but i have asked the question of loss, what would you put money on a particular outcome? i wouldn't. that is a dangerous strategy. >> one scenario could be as damaging as another. we can gain that at this point, what should people do with their money? >> there are certain things individual investors
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 4:00pm EST
, rise above d.c." >> well, the stock market riding the ups and doups of the fiscal cliff negotiations. roger altman is former treasury official under president clinton. he says he's optimistic that a deal is coming. the question, of course, is when. joining me from new york is roger altman. always nice to have you on the program. let welcome back. >> hi, how are you? >> you think a chance of getting a deal will increase and harry reid says he's pessimistic that had t will get done before christmas. what do you think? >> the financial markets themselves are becoming more optimistic, and i think that's a strong signal. second, i think the atmospherics, and senator reid's statement is just part of that, are suggesting that there's some movement and some progress, and thirdly, i'm particularly impressed with what the business community has been doing. it's really engaged and rolled its sleeves up and got involved in this. you might have seen the statement about an hour ago that the business roundtable released, and the business community wants a solution. they want a balanced solution and increasing towards the president's approach. >> what kind of a deal would you expect from both sides? >> i think it's going to be, first, a pretty good deal on size. one of
CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 4:00pm EST
expectations as well. >> i think the economy is doing quite well, you know, despite the fiscal cliff, and even thought the worries about taxes are affecting investors, they are not really affecting general economic activity, so the good news is the economy's got some sort of head of steam going, so from that perspective if they can do a deal relatively quickly, thin think we're in good shape. >> come on, if you look at the of a dense measures, they are turning down and measures of durable good orders, turning down. our question is housing and recoveries and they account for almost 80% of the economy. you're right, the capital goods orders are hurting, mostly because businesses are uncertain, i agree but general consumer spending, confidence aside. consumers are spending. that's the good news. >> the good news is they are not focused on the fiscal cliff the way businesses are, but at some point everything comes home to roost. sentiment is up, spending is up, but are we spending our way into oblivion and then we're going to find out oops? >> i doubt it. >> no, okay. >> i think the fundamentals, the fundamentals for consumer spending is pretty good. gasoline problems is down. jobs growth good enough to keep everything going. le
FOX Business
Dec 7, 2012 3:00pm EST
worried about the fiscal cliff. now, we are back. what do you make of it? >> the jobs report was okay. there are some signs of very modest improvement in jobs. the good news is we have not really lost momentum and i will put that in the victory column. from a very short-term perspective, it is the fiscal cliff that is on everyone's mind. consumer sentiment is starting to decline. that suggested everyone seems to be focused on the fiscal cliff. when you are focused on uncertainty, what do you do, you do nothing. those are the major implementations for the economy. cheryl: i can hear the hesitancy in your voice. a lot of our guests are saying the same thing. they are afraid of what washington will do or maybe not do. your outlook is a bit more bullish than some of your colleagues. what are you saying in the second half of 2013 that others are not? >> on a very short-term basis, we have noticed there are a couple of things. the fiscal cliff. we cannot get out of the way of that. if you look at to the second half of 2013 that we can get some resolution, we may not like the total resolution, but if we can, you move past a period of uncertainty. three things have
FOX Business
Dec 13, 2012 3:00pm EST
speaker john boehner said spending was the issue preventing the deal on the fiscal cliff negotiations. right now, dow down 76 points. fox news reports former republican senator hagel emerged at the leading con tender to be president obama's pick to be secretary of defense, according to several democrats briefed on the process. the same sources say senator john kerry is talked up within the administration as a more likely nominee for secretary of state over susan rice, the current u.s. ambassador not united nations. a new study suggests this christmas travel season could be the busiest in six years. aaa predicts more than 93 million americans hitting the highways over the holidays, just 400,000 people shy of the record set in 2006. we continue our count down to the closing bell with the woman who likes her politics the same hi way likes her martinis, shaken, not stirred. liz: no, a mojito, light on the rum, adam. get it right. >> you look like a vodka woman to me, i don't know. liz: never. can't deal with that. a rough year for jcpenney, but things changing. the stock popped, but now the stock is up more than 17% this week alone. nic
FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 3:00pm EST
untie are near the fiscal cliff. mortgage rates three and a quarter percent. buyers have been on the sidelines for five years and anxiously been waiting for better news, more consumer confidence to come back out. we had a great spring selling season. now we are selling into the winter. it all feels good. liz: that doesn't usually happen with this much muscle. are there any log jams, or our would-be buyers getting the credit they need to buy the homes? >> our clients can get mortgages. our buyers tend to put a lot more money down. they mortgage a lot less, very high credit ratings. we are not seeing that problem at all. lower price point a little bit of a problem but it is getting better. liz: when you look at parts of the business that have done well. the analyst has taken a bit of a back seat to the actual lending business creating a cash cow for a lot of you guys. how is that doing and we understand the margins are very healthy for a lot of these names that are out there? >> our service is toll brothers, the only claimed it has. it is not in the business of making money, it is for providing great service, have a great race and closing homes and that is r
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm EST
think the next six months are going to be very tricky. i think the fiscal cliff uncertainty is going to continue t actually. so i'm a little more bearish in the near term. then i think it's a sell-off, if there is one, that should be bought aggressively for a rally in the end of 2013 that would be the beginning of a new bull market. >> when you say a rally towards the end of next year, do you think over the course of 2013 it's going to end higher? we're going to be higher than where we are right now? >> yeah, i mean, i think ultimately 2013 ends up higher at the end. i think we're going to go -- we're going to test some lower resistance in the first six, seven months of the year. we have so much uncertainty in washington. we do have slowing economies in europe and in the u.s. >> right. david, what do you say right now? break the tie for us. >> break the tie. in the near term, there's an epic tug of war between extremely aggressive monetary easing and just total disdain for what they're doing in washington on tax and regulatory policy. in the near term, the fiscal cliff prevails
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm EST
fiscal cliff turns, president obama campaign style once again today. this time in michigan. that after talking with house speaker john boehner over the weekend. their firps one on one in weeks. is that why republicans are saying they would swallow higher taxes for the right deal on spending cuts? we'll talk to tom cole who is making that case in just a few minutes. >>> bmw and mercedes are looking for the best selling luxury brand in the united states. wait until you hear what your money can get you these days. you're watching cnbc. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is q rea this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? >>> is the u.s. consumer in trouble? the front page on this morning's "wall street journal" says yes. but are h
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm EST
, where we stood with the fiscal cliff and where we stood in 1999 with the y2k situation. we borrowed a lot of growth in 1999 from 2000, and that led us to a recession. we're looking at the same thing now. we're seeing people have accelerated dividends, pre-payments, seeing a lot of companies that single proprietors are paying themselves this year in anticipation of higher rates. >> it's interesting that you point that out. it could be argued at the same time that we're delaying growth until next year because of the number of companies that have delayed hiring or capital expenditures because of the uncertainty about the fiscal cliff. >> yeah. well, uncertainty, unfortunately, is perhaps going to continue with this because the regulations are not going to go away there. may be a little bit more clarity but we're still writing up the regs on dodd/frank and looking at the health care thing. that won't be resolved in the first quarter. >> taking a cautious attitude. >> we think this is probably good. the numbers won't manifest themselves until the first quarter, but i think there's a lot of
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